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Great opportunity for an eager employee, but too much bureaucracy to move things along

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Menlo Park, CA (US)
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Menlo Park, CA (US)

I worked at Sun Microsystems

Pros

Wealth of resources, telecommuting and flex office policy means you can work from anywhere, lots of opportunities for learning and taking on extra responsibilities.

Cons

The resources are burdened with bureaucracy, because so many people telecommute, the buildings feel ghostly and you never know where people are on a given day.

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Not sure how things have changed since the Oracle acquisition, but quicker turn around times for inter department tasks would have been helpful.

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    Great workplace

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    independence and freedom to innovate

    Cons

    hard decision making when it come to direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the decision quickly and move on

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    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Sun Microsystems

    Pros

    > Genuine respect for employees
    > Focussed roles - Developers only develop features, they don't fix customer bugs. Sustenance takes care of that.
    > Incredible technologies - way too much to learn
    > Extremely capable senior management
    > Never pressured for time, and mentored well

    Cons

    > Company needed more focus on how to earn money.

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    I wish Sun till existed and wasn't sold away. I hope the Sun culture is still preserved after the transition to Oracle.

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